Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres
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One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • Without a doubt, the most important point of the journey on the train to the clouds, exciting, impressive, from the landscape until the building itself where it passes the train, made in the 1930s. Beautiful
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  • One thing to see honestly but I saw this most majestic... a little bit disappointed when even :-)!
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  • The polvorilla viaduct, is unique in the world due to its height, the building in iron, curve and slope, I know him for having gone in previous times (1968) and for work, pass over it with the train that arrived to the Pacific.
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Google
  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
  • Vistas impresionantes!
  • Beautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.
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  • Photo - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.
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  • Incredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.
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